May. 24, 2020

miniature lupine, Lupinus bicolor

Miniature maybe for a lupine, but not as diminutive as many flowers seen here. The flower spike can get up to three inches tall. This one in the garden here gave the impression it would have preferred to be in California, and went all in with only three flowers. Lupines can be tricky to grow because of the microbes they like to associate with. Miniature lupine is at home in AZ, CA, OR, WA, and BC. Cultivated, Lenawee Co MI, 6/24/16. Bean family, Fabaceae.